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  • Osaka Gas’ 2 New LNG Ships To Set Sail By FY15

    OSAKA (Nikkei)–Osaka Gas Co.  will roll out two new liquefied natural gas carriers by fiscal 2015, increasing its fleet to eight and lifting transport capacity by roughly 40% to around 1.14 million cu. meters. Construction costs for the new ships, built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries …

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  • Panel Urges Deregulation To Spur Use Of Alternative Energy

    Easing regulations standing in the way of higher alternative energy use is a major part of a 93-point list of recommendations made by a government panel on energy and environment policies, The Nikkei learned Wednesday. As the use of nuclear power declines amid strong public …

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  • Kawasaki Heavy to Test New Tidal Energy System Offshore Scotland

    Kawasaki Heavy Industries​, Ltd. announced that it has launched the development of a power generation system utilizing ocean tides, a promising renewable energy source. Found around the globe, tidal currents are an energy source with huge potential for producing a stable supply of electricity and …

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  • Green Power Investment Revives Plans For Japan Wind Farms

    TOKYO (Nikkei)–Green Power Investment Corp. has decided to go forward with plans to invest a total of 18.4 billion yen to build wind farms in Shimane and Ehime prefectures with a combined generation capacity of 68 megawatts. The company drew up the plans in the …

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  • IN BRIEF: Utilities seek to expand wind power generation

    Three electric utilities late last month said they will conduct tests aimed at increasing wind power generation in northern Japan. The effort, tentatively scheduled for fiscal 2014, will involve Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Tohoku Electric Power Co. and Tepco. Electric companies use conventional power plants …

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  • Osmotic power generation – wave of future in clean energy?

    Japan’s extensive coastline, rivers could be perfect for clean new energy tech Click to enlarge Scientists in Japan and Norway are actively pursuing practical ways of generating electricity from the difference in salinity between seawater and fresh water. The process goes by several names, including …

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  • Govt To Review Utilities’ Electricity Rate System: Edano

    Japan’s industry minister Yukio Edano said Wednesday the ministry will set up an advisory panel to review the current electricity rate system, which has drawn criticism that it may have allowed utilities to unnecessarily pass on high costs to consumers. Edano said the panel will …

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  • Siemens Breezes Back Into Japan With Big Wind Turbines

    The German group is promoting large wind turbines in the Japanese market. Siemens AG has started to take orders for wind turbines in Japan, focusing on large 3,000kw models, after effectively suspending marketing activities in 2004. The German firm is marketing wind turbines that do …

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  • Japan to Harness Wave Power

    Japan’s 11 March nuclear debacle at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima six reactor complex has renewed Japan’s interest in alternative power sources. As an energy-poor nation, Tokyo is now re-examining the possibilities of generating electrical power from waves. While two months ago the Japanese government …

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  • Mainichi Interview with Tomas Kåberger

    Is it possible to spread renewable energy sourced from wind and solar power? The Mainichi interviewed Tomas Kåberger, who has stepped down from his position as Director General of the Swedish Energy Agency to become Chairman of the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation, the body established …

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